The Maiden of Tonnerre: The Vicissitudes of the Chevalier and the Chevalihre D'Eon

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Chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont was born in 1728. Raised as a boy, he was educated as a lawyer and entered the service of Louis XV as a diplomat. In 1756 he was sent to the Russian imperial court as a spy and was said to have dressed as a young woman to gain the confidence of the Empress Elizabeth. He later served in Russia (as a man) as secretary to the French ambassador. Returning to France in 1761, he was appointed a captain of the elite Dragoons, and after the Treaty of Paris in 1762 went to England as a diplomat and spy. ...

The Maiden of Tonnerre: The Vicissitudes of the Chevalier and the Chevalihre D'Eon 2001, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801866876

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